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Recession in democracy

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Ali Babacan, Turkish deputy prime minister responsible for the economy, told an interesting anecdote yesterday in a conference at the Hürriyet building in Istanbul.

Comment(s) 11/17/2011

Assad trapped in his own capital

MURAT YETKİN writes:

It was Syrian President Bashar al-Assad himself who had called for an urgent meeting from the Arab League after the organization had suspended its membership because of the use of systematic violence against its own people.

Comment(s) 11/16/2011

Not only Arab Spring, also European Fall

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The one-hour speech of German Chancellor Angella Merkel addressing her fellow delegates of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Leipzig yesterday will possibly be remembered as historic in the future.

Comment(s) 11/14/2011

From execution without trial, to punishment without trial

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Kaşif Kozinoğlu was a former ranking origin foreign operations official of the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT). When he got arrested 8 months ago Kozinoğlu was the MIT station chief in Afghanistan also covering radical Islamist activities in Turkic parts of Central Asia.

Comment(s) 11/13/2011

Washington joins club warning Israel on Iran

MURAT YETKİN writes:

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s statement on the end results of a possible Israeli strike on Iran because of its nuclear program has been a step to decrease the political tension in the region to a certain degree.

Comment(s) 11/11/2011

Europe’s political leverage in jeopardy

MURAT YETKİN writes:

You may not find it funny but the Social Science students in the Latvian capital Riga laughed a lot. When asked to Egemen Bağış, European Union affairs minister in the Turkish cabinet, where would Turkey go if the EU rejected to take Turkey in.

Comment(s) 11/10/2011

Another development in Kurdish issue

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The indications are mounting up to think that the Turkish government is preparing to take new steps regarding the Kurdish issue.

Comment(s) 11/9/2011

Another development in Kurdish issue

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The indications are mounting up to think that the Turkish government is preparing to take new steps regarding the Kurdish issue.

Comment(s) 11/9/2011

US should stop Israel from hitting Iran

MURAT YETKİN writes:

On Nov. 7, it was Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who warned Israel not to attempt a military strike against Iran because of its nuclear program. Yesterday, not only the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev but German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé as well said an Israeli military strike of Iran would be a very bad idea; instead Iran should be under more pressure not to build an atomic bomb. Turkey has been making the same warning for some time as

Comment(s) 11/8/2011

A good start for a new constitution

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Comment(s) 11/3/2011

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